Help me identify what release is this MP Optimus

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  1. gigtigre

    gigtigre Well-Known Member

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    Could someone help me identify what release is this?
    It carries the exclusive sticker on the left but has the "2 in 1" phrase in place of "trailer converts to battle station".

    I know of the original issue (Toys "R" Us) then the Asia Exclusive reissue. I don't know if there has been other editions.

    Could someone clarify that? How many editions of the Hasbro Optimus Prime Masterpiece has been put out?
    Not considering the Takara MP-10 version.

    Thank you very much!

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    I'm sure this is the original US release of the toy from 2012 or 2013. The only other one that I'm aware of is the Year Of The.. version. with the gold tinge to it.
     
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    I don't know how many editions there have been, but that's the same box that my Hasbro MP10 came in. I got mine from a UK Toy "R" Us. As far as I know that's been the only official UK release.
     
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  4. gigtigre

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    So, someone correct me if I'm wrong, there have been:

    - 2012 Toys R Us version (USA)
    - 2012 Toys R Us version (UK) <-- the one of the pic I posted
    - 2014 Hasbro Asia Exclusive Reissue

    Any other editions to date?
    I'm an Optimus Prime collector and I'm trying to trace down all the different editions for my collection :) 
     
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    Check the box for a copyright date.
     
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    Those are all of the ones I know of. I wouldn't really consider the two 2012 releases separate because they're from the same production run.
     
  7. Nevermore

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    This is very obviously European packaging. The multiple languages are a dead giveaway, and these "2 in 1" stickers were also a common staple on European packaging at the time.
     
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    So it is clear that the pic shows a UK package? Confirmed?

    And you all can confirm also all the various editions I posted? Nothing more? :) 
    Above I added the rumored reissue for this year...

    Thank you very much my friends!

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    - 2012 Toys R Us version (USA)
    - 2012 Toys R Us version (UK) <-- the one of the pic I posted, same batch as the Toys R Us USA 2012 version
    - 2014 Hasbro Asia Exclusive Reissue
    - 2017 Hasbro Reissue (? to be confirmed what colors will it be)
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    Has this been rumored? I know Takara is reissuing MP10 in April.
     
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    03Mach1 Logic has been replaced with blind ignorance.

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    The one listing described it as MP10 and had the msrp at $150. So if this is a real thing, it's more than likely to be the MP10 mold.
     
  13. gigtigre

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    Yep, not sure if it will be Hasbro colors, but being Toys R Us I think so, even if Hasbro MP-10 is technically non MP-10 but "Masterpiece Optimus Prime", not sporting a number code.
     
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    Interesting as there is no Hasbro MP10. Optimus Prime is MP-01 under Hasbro's numbering system.
     
  15. Nevermore

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    As someone who regularly buys European-packaged Transformers at local retail, I can tell you with 100% certainty that this is standard European packaging beyond the shadow of a doubt.

    He was released in the UK in 2013.
    Masterpiece Optimus Prime Finally Available in the UK - Transformers News - TFW2005

    Here are sone on sale at eBay UK right now:
    Transformers masterpiece OPTIMUS PRIME toys r us exclusive.HASBRO MINT SEALED. | eBay
    Transformers Masterpiece Optimus Prime MP-10 (MP10) Convoy TRU New & Sealed Mint | eBay
     
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    No, MP Acid Storm is Hasbro's MP-01. Optimus Prime didnt have a number.
     
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    Right - forgot about him. Nevertheless, Optimus is still not MP10 in Hasbro's numbering.
     
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    True but the mold is widely known to collectors as 'the MP-10 mold'. No reason to believe those on the TF team at Hasbro don't do the same thing. This was pre-release, placeholder information after all.
     
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    Thank you so much Nevermore! :)